Audiovisual material provides a rich medium for learning and teaching =. Video can effectively communicate complex information to a student and, if used creatively, can become a powerful expressive tool.
The university has a variety of resources to support you using video in your content:
There are a huge number of ways to use video to create engaging, memorable and motivating learning experiences. You might want to record lectures or additional learning materials to use as a revision tool, give video-feedback to add a personal touch, or set students a video-creation assignment exercise to stimulate creative thinking and active learning.
If you’re asking students to watch a video then JISC advises three key steps to frame the video in activity to prevent it from becoming a passive viewing experience:
Consider how you might integrate videos into your module. How could you frame them to encourage student engagement? For further guidance read the JISC Digital Media Introduction to Using Video in Teaching and Learning:.
Creating and using video and audio content as part of your learning materials can require a lot of planning to make sure that it’s fit for purpose and appropriate for the type of learning you want your students to do. You can check out our planning pages for help and guidance on things like scripting, locations, audio, and selecting appropriate materials.
We’ve put together a range of simple guides to get you started on how add video content to your learning materials. Select from the following to learn more about it.